7:00 pm Today
The Rite of Spring and its Polynesian Ancestry
Imagine The Rite of Spring composed as a haka, and a challenge, to the peers and audiences of its composer, Igor Stravinsky. We continue our celebration of The Rite of Spring's centenary with Robin Maconie who brings a uniquely New Zealand perspective on Stravinsky's most famous work (RNZ)
7:00 pm Tomorrow
The Critic's Chair
Robert Johnson reviews recent releases (RNZ)
Displaying audio 1 - 7 of 45 in total
Appointment for Thusrday 20 June 2013 ( 46′ 27″ )
With Robin Maconie.
From Appointment on 20 Jun 2013
Beethoven ReCYCLE (Part 2) ( 57′ 28″ )
Michael Houstoun and Tim Dodd continue their conversation about the Beethoven piano sonatas and Houstoun's approach to performing them. They talk in detail about the sonatas in his fourth concert of the cycle including the Appassionata.
From Appointment on 19 Jun 2013
Britten's Words ( 58′ 12″ )
Peter Hoar looks at Benjamin Britten's choice and use of texts.
From Appointment on 13 Jun 2013
Rise Stevens (1913-2013) ( 58′ 54″ )
The glamorous American mezzo-soprano lived almost 100 years. Roger Flury & Des Wilson review her career on the opera stage and in the movies.
From Appointment on 06 Jun 2013
Brian Kay talks to conductor, composer and arranger Gavin Sutherland who has numerous light music recordings to his credit.
From Appointment on 05 Jun 2013
Warwick Fyfe ( 59′ 25″ )
Versatile Australian baritone Warwick Fyfe talks about his operatic career, with Des Wilson.
From Appointment on 30 May 2013
High Class Middlebrow - Programme 2, Ronald Corp ( 57′ 21″ )
Brian Kay talks to conductor and composer Ronald Corp, whose recordings of light music for Hyperion in the 90s became immensely popular and helped to re-ignite interest in the field of light music.
From Appointment on 29 May 2013